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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Monday June 17th, 2019 :: 10:52 a.m. EDT


NJ Free Naloxone Program Tuesday June 18, 2019

NJ Free Naloxone Program Tuesday June 18, 2019
Pharmacies across New Jersey will be making Naloxone – the opioid-overdose reversal drug – available for free, anonymously, and without a prescription on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Naloxone will be distributed one dose per person on a first-come, first-serve basis. Naloxone can reverse overdoses from opioids by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain.  People who obtain naloxone during the June 18 distribution day will also be given information regarding addiction treatment and recovery. Participating pharmacies have standing orders in place for the dispensing of naloxone. The one-day distribution of free naloxone is part of a pilot program approved by the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy.

There were more than 3,000 overdose deaths in New Jersey last year. Naloxone is a critical component in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and save lives.  Last year in New Jersey, first responders administered the drug more than 16,000 times, preventing thousands of deaths. In South Brunswick alone Naloxone has been used by police and EMS 7 times this year to save lives.

The free Naloxone Program is being sponsored by Governor Murphy, Attorney General Grewal, the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (NJ CARES), and the Department of Human Services.

Nearest participating pharmacy:
Walmart 979 US Hwy 1 South - North Brunswick                       
Other participating pharmacies in Middlesex County -
Colonia Pharmacy 515 Inman Ave -  Colonia                    ShopRite Pharmacy of Edison US Hwy 1 & Old Post Road  RiteAID 332 Raritan Avenue -  Highland Park                Boyt Drugs 411 Main St - Metuchen                              Walgreens 20 Jersey Ave  - New Brunswick                      ShopRite Pharmacy Old Bridge US Hwy 9 & Fairway Plaza
Walmart 1126 US Hwy 9 - Old Bridge                              RiteAID 3553 Washington Road - Parlin                          ShopRite Pharmacy of Perth Amboy 
Walgreens 520 Convery Blvd - Perth Amboy                    Twin City Pharmacy 1708 Park Ave - South Plainfield        Walmart 360 US Highway 9 N - Woodbridge                                                                     

South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

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